#1 ON SPOTIFY’S VIRAL 50 ACROSS THE WORLD, INCLUDING U.S., UK, AUSTRALIA, & BEYOND
After winning the coveted Eurovision Song Contest, Israeli pop maverick NETTA’s viral smash “Toy” has been signed for the world by S-Curve Records/BMG.
Combining lyrics celebrating female empowerment with an irresistible groove, the track’s hypnotic hook — “I’m not your toy, stupid boy”— proves timely and topical. The New York Times chronicled the impact of “Toy” at Eurovision and dubbed it, “a pop anthem about female independence” and proclaimed, “a star is born.” A one-two punch of rapid fire beatboxing, bold body movements, and seismic vocals, the single vaulted to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart around the globe, claiming the top spot in the U.S., UK, and Australia, to name a few. Its wildly wonderful music video has generated 53 million-plus YouTube views to date.
With a shimmering style as brazen as her charismatic personality, NETTA has positioned herself for superstardom in 2018. Promotional trips to the U.S. and throughout Europe are currently in the works so expect to hear much more from NETTA over the coming weeks.
Somebody needed to subvert pop, and NETTA answered the call!
Pansexual Pop Artist Yaysh Bares Body and Soul In Provocative New Reggae-Inspired Single, “Get 2 Kno Me”
Openly pansexual pop artist Yaysh is asking people to give her — and love — a chance in “Get 2 Kno Me,” her provocative new pop/reggae summer track, releasing this week. It’s a sweet, gentle, relaxing song where Yaysh invites listeners to open up and embrace a higher quality of life. “I want to encourage people to be honest, vulnerable and willing to take that fearless leap into life’s unknown,” she says. “Leap. Enjoy. Relax. Love. You might be surprised at what happens.” She takes a leap in the song’s music video, appearing fully nude, along with fifteen other Gen Z’ers. “We are all so afraid of being judged and letting people see our flaws. It prevents us from feeling good about ourselves and allowing others to love us for who we are.” Yaysh explains the video, in essence, was an exercise in confronting and conquering her own fears of nudity. “Sometimes we have to jump into our phobias so that our thinking doesn’t get the best of us.” “Get 2 Kno Me” is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers as well as streaming through Pandora and Spotify. It’s music video is on Youtube and Vimeo.
Yaysh understands that she presents a unique challenge to many people. She is an androgynous-looking female, white MC and a singer who often crosses musical genres. “People often want to label me a lesbian but I prefer pansexual because I occasionally find sexual chemistry with men,” she explains, clarifying, “usually black men.”
She believes sex is healthy, good for the soul, and may be the answer to many of life’s problems. “We are so good at war, why haven’t we mastered love yet?” she wonders. “If people’s sex lives were better, they would feel loved and be more willing to release love to others.”
She hopes her music helps to launch a movement that inspires human connectivity and the embracing of diversity. “I want my fans to be friends with each other and to be motivated into being kinder, more daring and open to learning about others, rather then assuming they know them based on preconceived notions. I hope my music stimulates hard conversations around our own personal biases.”
Yaysh grew up a rebellious youth in Denver. She struggled in school and would often sneak out of her home to hang out with older boys from the hood. She encountered a conglomerate of drug dealers, gangsters, and ex-convicts. “I learned so much from all the people I was around,” she reflects. “I was taught how to relax, roll blunts, drink forties, freestyle, be tough, kick it, and simply enjoy being with friends, all in the midst of incredible poverty.”
As they grew older, her friends began exhibiting certain behaviors Yaysh says made her soul cringe. Recognizing she could no longer turn a blind eye to them, she was forced to go her own way. Years of loneliness followed until Yaysh found a new community in Shambhala Buddhism. She became an avid meditation practitioner and found that it, combined with music, enabled her to care for her mind and express her thoughts freely. “I found freedom through music and meditation,” she says.
She later moved to LA where she met her producer, Troy “R8dio” Johnson (Solange, Chris Brown, Why Don’t We). They connected on their mutual interest of spirituality and began making music together.
Today, Yaysh takes special pride in writing all of her own lyrics and music. “I am completely, thoroughly and fully myself in my music. I don’t think about it. I just make it. Sometimes I’m feeling soft and sweet, deep, and romantic and sometimes I want a club banger. Sometimes I’m pissed off and sometimes I want to be sexual and spicy. I do have quite a mouth on me and lyrically and topically ,I would say I am pretty raw, blunt and out spoken.”
“I’m weird,” she laughs. “I’m a spiritual person who maybe doesn’t immediately appear that way. I’m a circle that refuses to fit in a square box. I’m a deep bish and every one of my songs has meaning and intention. Get to know me. I think you might get woke to the bigger reality that no one truly is how they appear.”
Yaysh’s new single, “Get 2 Kno Me,” is available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms. The music video is available on Youtube and Vimeo.
Davis Mallory Releases Retro-Inspired Music Video for Electropop Banger “Dance With Me”
Nashville Singer-Songwriter and MTV’s Real World and Challenge alumnus Davis Mallory released a music video for his latest single, “Dance With Me,” on April 4, 2018.
The music video was shot with a vintage look in mind and references a retro-70s era pop style in wardrobe. The goal was to create something that feels old yet new.
“I worked with Micah Atkinson, film student graduate of the Watkins Film School and director of the music video for my song ‘Not That Far Away,’” said Mallory. “Micah dreamt up the different scenes for the video.”
A rose motif was used throughout the video and manifests itself throughout many scenes. A wall with projections of falling rose petals and blooming roses, Mallory holding a rose as his silhouette displays on a screen, and roses dispersed around his body as he’s talking to someone through a rotary dial telephone are just a few instances.
Several aesthetic features inadvertently made their way into the video the day of the shoot.
“I did not intend to have a mustache; however, shaved one on the day of the shoot and liked the way it looked so kept it for the video,” Mallory said. “My friend and publicist (David Garcia) wore a cool jacket with fringe. He was modeling behind the curtain, and we saw how cool it looked, and I wound up wearing his jacket.”
“Dance With Me” was officially released on March 7. It is an electropop track co-written by Mallory and produced by French DJ Loic Penillo. It was released under French record label Sidekick Music. The song is about the potential for love that exists when you first ask someone to dance with you.
Mallory wrote “Dance With Me” as a topline over an instrumental sent by Penillo. Both artists met before attending Amsterdam Dance Event.
“I wrote ‘Dance With Me’ in September 2017 at a time in my life when I’d been single for a while and, admittedly, felt lonely as evidenced in the lyrics,” Mallory said. “’I’m lost in the lonely, but it’s too hard to show it’ – ‘My head gets caught in the moment, but my heart doesn’t know it’ references my tendency to fall in love quickly with a cute guy but realizing I need to slow things down and be ready for the right person.”
“In the bridge, I referenced one of my favorite songs off Britney Spears’ album Glory, “Hard to Forget Ya” – ‘You’re on my mind, I just can’t forget ya’ ([Spears’ lyrics] are: ‘there’s something about you, I just can’t forget ya’)”
“Dance With Me” is Mallory’s first release in 2018 and follows his many successes the year prior. Mallory signed singles to record labels for the first time in 2017. Landis’ “Loud (feat Davis Mallory)” dropped on Grammy-nominated French producer Cedric Gervais’ Delecta label and earned him a Spotlight Artist feature on the label’s website. This was followed by a collaboration with Swedish producer John Dahlback (Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii) on a release titled “Anyone Would Know,” a cornerstone of Dahlback’s Color In My Heart EP on Armada Records. His debut EP, LOUD, was released on July 7, 2017, and spawned music videos for the title track, “Be Without You”, and “Because of Love”, which nabbed a feature on EDM powerhouse blog YourEDM. He toured the US after the EP’s release – kicking off at Milwaukee Pride (alongside Betty Who & Todrick Hall) and performing in Nashville, LA & NYC.Mallory’s hard work and touring in conjunction with the publicity his album garnered set off a snowball effect – his social media channels began seeing a spike in traffic, leading to “Loud” and “Somebody’s Watching”, a release separate of his EP, surpassing 100,000 listens on Spotify and still rising.
Davis Mallory is a singer-songwriter, DJ and former reality TV-star appearing on MTV’s The Real World: Denver and three seasons of the MTV game show The Challenge. He is represented by Vocal Kitchen: a Dutch agency that pairs singers with the world’s top producers and DJs. Mallory is actively focused on touring for his debut EP, LOUD, which he independently released in 2017. His international tour to promote LOUD kicked off at Milwaukee Pride – where he performed with the likes of Todrick Hall and Betty Who – and continued into LA, NYC, Nashville and Europe. Mallory’s high-energy live shows include choreographed dancers, a video wall with custom visuals, and a live band playing alongside original EDM tracks.
Upon completing his stints on MTV’s Real World and Challenges, Mallory’s passion for music drove him into some of the nation’s leading entertainment cities. He found his calling creating music and moved to New York City to actively pursue this dream. While in the Big Apple, Mallory studied music at Dubspot School of Electronic Music and performed as a DJ throughout the club-scene before migrating to the songwriting capital of the world: Nashville, TN.
Moving to Nashville proved most fruitful to Mallory’s singer-songwriter career. To date, he has written over 300 songs. “Beautiful Girls (Diem’s Song)”, a tribute to MTV co-star Diem Brown who lost her battle to cancer, was released in 2014 and was Mallory’s first original song released on iTunes and Spotify. The song garnered attention by media giants such as People Magazine, US Weekly, E! News and MTV. 2017 was a year of groundbreaking achievements and collaborations. Mallory signed singles to record labels for the first time. Landis’ “Loud (feat Davis Mallory)” released on Grammy-nominated, DJ/producer Cedric Gervais’ label Delecta. This was followed by a collaboration with Swedish producer John Dahlback (Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii) on a release titled “Anyone Would Know” – a cornerstone of Dahlback’s Color In My Heart EP released under Armada Records. “Not That Far Away” received in-store play in Walgreens around the USA, “Help” & “Loud (BPT Remix)” received retail radio play throughout France, and “Loud (BPT Remix)” was selected by Universal Music Group’s FameHouse division, placing it in Spotify’s Dance/Workout Playlists. Mallory’s single with 17-year-old producer LUURK, “Somebody’s Watching”, accumulated over 250,000 Spotify plays organically.
Most recently, Mallory teamed up with French producer Loic Penillo on the electropop track “Dance With Me”, which is signed to French record label Sidekick Music. It is the first of many singles Mallory has lined up for release in 2018.
With Over Twenty-Three Million Views Social Media Sensation Alisha Mae To Release Debut Single “Bold” On April 20th
(NASHVILLE)– Social media singing sensation Alisha Mae is set to release her highly anticipated new single “BOLD” on April 20th. The powerful, upbeat rhythm paired with Mae’s wide vocal range highlighting Alisha’s edgy spin and modern country flare. The debut single delivers an anthem of positivity and strength of the ages.
Excitement among Mae fans is building on social media as they eagerly await the release of Mae’s debut single “Bold.” Mae found success after recording the moving ballad “Dancing In The Sky.” A song that Mae found comforting after the sudden loss of a family member. The recording became an instant viral hit on social media, racking up over twenty-three million views on Facebook alone. A journey that was filled with emotions.
As the 2018 calendar is filling up for new country releases, the social media sensation is giving her fans a taste of something ‘wild’ and ‘bold.’
“Bold” will be Mae’s first studio release that has an irresistible beat and risky flare, the lyrics dare you to live life to the fullest. “You know I don’t like to take things slow, let’s be wild, let’s be bold.” Those words have never been truer for Alisha Mae, and her fans will surely agree.
The 26-year old Virginia native won over fans in every territory with her incredible rendition of ‘Dancing In The Sky’, by Danny & Lizzy. The song was originally released on the musical app Smule™ propelling her into the country music spotlight. Mae has been creating a viral world that interacts with her followers and displays her outstanding vocal ability with hard-hitting and empowering words.
“Bold” was produced by Nashville legend Kent Wells. Wells is long-time musical director and producer for Dolly Parton. Wells has worked with artists like Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Linda Davis and Curtis Braly. Written by Corey Lee Barker, Mark Barnowski, and Allie L Shermetaro.
“Bold” will be available for pre-order April 9th and will be released across all streaming platforms April 20th.